An attractive small tree, Eucalyptus albida is commonly called the White-Leaved Mallee.
It is the colour of the new leaves that give it the common name, they are a smokey greenish white and rounded. The mature leaves are a deeper green and lanceolate in shape.
Reaching around 3 metres in height, creamy white flowers appear in summer and attract bees and birds to the garden.
The new foliage is widely used in floral arrangements and this is a species that can be coppiced to promote the attractive new growth.
Best grown in a sunny position and in a well drained soil.
Once established Eucalyptus albida requires very little extra care other than pruning if desired.
Easy from seed.
- Botanical Name – Eucalyptus albida
- Common Name – White-Leaved Mallee
- Family – South West Australia
- Origins – Australia – East Coast.
- Height – To around 2 – 3 m
- Spread To 2 – 3 metres.
- Growth rate – Medium to fast
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained
- Flowering Time – Summer
- Flower colour – Creamy White
- Foliage – Juvenile foliage is a grey to white, mature foliage is green.
- Frost tolerant – Yes.
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.